Global Talent Pathway

Where Global Talent Meets Australian Innovation

The Global Talent Pathway can be applied through the Global Talent Independent Program. This could be  your pathway to harness global opportunities and enhance Australia’s thriving sectors. Designed for individuals with exceptional talent, the program offers permanent residency, allowing you to bring your skills to one of the most prosperous, safe, and culturally diverse nations in the world.

In November 2019, the Australian government launched the Global Talent Independent Program (GTIP). The program is designed to attract skilled professionals and researchers in the future-focused target sectors. The program was launched with an aim to boost Australia’s innovation and technological advancement as well as fill crippling labour shortages in these sectors. 

Over the past 5 years, Ten Heads has successfully processed 450+ Global Talent 

Independent Program (GTIP) Visa Applications.

Eligibility Criteria for the Global Talent Independent Program Visa:

High Talent and current prominence: You must be highly talented, an exceptional achiever and currently prominent talented in one of the nominated sectors.

Nominator: Be nominated by an Australian citizen, permanent resident, eligible New Zealand citizen, or an Australian organization with a national reputation in the applicant’s field.

Income Threshold: You must be currently earning, or likely to earn, at or above the Fair Work high-income threshold, which is AUD $175,000 per year.

Prove to be an asset for Australia: You have the right skills and talent to be an exceptional contributor to Australia in your sector.

Ability to get established in Australia: You need to provide evidence that you will find employment or become independently established – in Australia.

Age Requirement: Applicants must be between 18 years to 55 years. If you fall outside this range, you can seek an exemption and provide evidence that you will bring exceptional benefit to Australia.

English Language Proficiency: You need to provide evidence that you have a functional level of English, which can be demonstrated through a letter from your school, college or University stating your medium of study. You can also sit for an approved English test. Please note that all co-applicants above the age of 18 years also need to fulfil this requirement.

Clean Criminal Record: Applicants must not have a criminal history that poses a risk to the Australian community.

Health Requirement: All applicants should be able to pass the health exam.

Nomination: You need to be nominated by an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, eligible New Zealand citizen or a peak industry body in Australia.

Sector-Specific Experience

Your skills and experience should be highly relevant to one of the following sectors:

Our Global Talent Success Stories

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Benefits of Global Talent Independent Program

Permanent Residency

One of the primary benefits of the Global Talent Visa is the grant of permanent residency in Australia. This status provides:

  • The right to live, work, and study in Australia indefinitely.
  • Access to Medicare, Australia’s public healthcare system.
  • The ability to sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence.
  • The right to apply for Australian citizenship after meeting residency requirements.

No Restrictions or Conditions on your Australian PR

One of the key benefits of the Global Talent program is the freedom to live and work anywhere in Australia unlike some other visa types:

  • As a permanent resident, you can choose to live and work in any state or territory, whether it’s the urban centres of Sydney and Melbourne, the coastal regions of Queensland, or the rural landscapes of Western Australia.
  • You have the flexibility to work with any employer in Australia without sponsorship or specific visas. Pursue multiple jobs, freelance work, or start your own business, allowing for a diverse career.


Family Inclusion

Applicants for the Global Talent Visa can include immediate family members in their application. This includes:

  • Spouses or de facto partners.
  • Dependent children.

Family members included in the application will also be granted permanent residency, allowing them to enjoy the same benefits and rights as the primary applicant. This ensures that families can move and settle in Australia together, fostering a supportive environment for the primary applicant to thrive in their professional endeavours.

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Why Choose Ten Heads Immigration to help you navigate the Global Talent Visa Program?

For the FY 2023-24, there is a quota of 5000 PR places for the Global Talent Pathway. So, in this year, 5000 PRs will be granted and you could be one of them.

Australia isn’t just a lifestyle destination but also a hub of innovation and growth, fostering strong business opportunities across ten future-focused sectors.

This program welcomes skilled individuals, business owners and researchers across an extensive array of key sectors—from Technology and Clean Energy to Advanced Manufacturing and Finance—Australia invites visionaries and experts to contribute to and thrive within its robust economy.

Ten Heads Immigration Consultants are your trusted partner in navigating the Global Talent Independent Program Visa. Our expertise in this Pathway is second to none, and we are committed to helping you unlock the doors to a promising future in Australia.

99.95% Success Rate

With 450+ applications in the last 5 years, Ten Heads boasts a track record of successful Global Talent Visa applications, giving you confidence in our ability to manage your case.

Personalised Support

Our team of experienced Registered Migration Agents provides personalised consultation, ensuring your unique talents and qualifications are accurately presented in your application for the highest chance of success.

In-Depth Knowledge 

The intricacies of the Global Talent Independent Program are well understood by our agents. We stay abreast of all the latest updates and legal nuances to provide you with the most current and comprehensive advice.

Strategic Guidance

From identifying the right sector for your skills to advising on the documentation needed, our strategic approach is tailored to your circumstances.

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Global Talent Visa FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Australian PR is a visa that allows you to live and work in Australia as a Permanent Resident (PR). A Permanent Resident has no restrictions and enjoys all benefits as an Australian citizen except for a few rights like voting rights, working in defence, etc. As a PR you have access to Australia’s free medical insurance scheme, free education for children till grade 12, access to social security/welfare payments, domestic fees for University/college courses etc. As a PR – you are eligible to sponsor eligible relatives to migrate to Australia. You can also choose to apply for Australian citizenship and an Australian passport – after you have lived in Australia as a PR for 4 years.

You have a track record of high achievements in the above target sectors either as a professional, researcher or a recent graduate

You should still be prominent in your field of expertise

– You would prove to be an asset to Australia in your area of expertise

You would be easily employable or can start your own firm – in your area of expertise

Your current salary is above the high-income threshold in Australia i.e. AUD 167,500 or you are expected to get a salary above AUD 167,500 in Australia.

An Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, or an organization in your area of expertise has to nominate you. The nominator also should be prominent in the same field as you. For an organization to nominate you, the accepted organizations are the peak industry bodies in Australia in your field.

Yes, your partner and your children can get permanent residency with you. Your partner may be married to you or in a live-in relationship with you. There are other criteria to be fulfilled for proving that the relationship is genuine. Children above 18 years may still be included in your application if they fulfill certain criteria.

These cohorts of applicants can access PR through GTIP:

Experienced Professionals

Researchers and Scientists

Professionals in leadership positions

Entrepreneurs/Business owners

PhD graduates with exceptional track record of success

You can be in or out of Australia to apply for this visa.
No, you do not need to get a job offer in Australia to be eligible for this visa. The visa is granted on the basis of your talent in the target sector.

You should be between 18 years to 55 years when you apply and be granted the Global Talent visa. But if you have the ability to bring exceptional benefit to Australia, then you could still be granted the visa if you do not between this age limit.

We can help you find that out. You can book a consultation with our Registered Migration Agent, who will check your eligibility and then be able to assist you to apply for the PR visa through GTIP.

Not all health issues or police issues lead to a refusal. Book an initial consultation with our Registered Migration Agents to discuss.

The priority sectors include AgTech, Space and Advanced Manufacturing, FinTech, Energy and Mining Technology, MedTech, Cyber Security, and Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science, and ICT.

Interested individuals must submit an EOI via the Global Talent contact form on the Department of Home Affairs website. The EOI should include personal details, evidence of achievements, and information about the nominator.

Required documents typically include proof of achievements, nomination details, evidence of earning potential, a resume, and other supporting documents that demonstrate the applicant’s exceptional talent and international recognition.

The processing time for the GTIP is generally faster than other visa subclasses due to its priority status. However, the exact time can vary depending on individual circumstances and the completeness of the application. On average, it takes 1 year generally.

Benefits include permanent residency status, the ability to live, work, and study in Australia indefinitely, access to Medicare, the opportunity to sponsor eligible relatives, and the potential to apply for Australian citizenship.

The Fair Work high-income threshold is a benchmark used to assess whether applicants meet the earning potential criteria for the GTIP. Applicants must demonstrate they are likely to earn at or above this threshold, which is updated annually.

The Departmental officers prefer decision-ready applications so we always recommend our clients to complete the medicals and submit the police checks as soon as possible after submitting the visa application. 

Many applicants who come to us have some degree of complexity in their cases. Australian Migration Law and policy is highly complex and mostly has fixed rules. It is best to seek advice from a Registered Migration Agent. 

We can help by firstly, setting up a consultation with our Registered Migration Agent – who will understand the complete case and provide step-by-step instructions. 

We also help by providing complete document checklists and templates – so a decision ready application can be submitted. 

We also help by handholding till the final processing of the application.